"Improving the aquarium hobby by sharing knowledge and promoting conservation since 1967." Seems like a simple statement, but the question must be asked… how best to do it? Of course, this knowledge is and always has been shared at our monthly meetings, but not everyone can make it to every meeting. Recognizing this, members in the early days of our club created a monthly bulletin in 1973 and in 1978, at the suggestion of then-member Wayne Hopkins, the name Tank Talk was adopted.
Since then, we have published over 350 editions with a page count exceeding 6,175 pages. These editions encompass over 450 original articles, and 78 members have provided at least one article. Tank Talk and some of those authors have been recognized and received awards from both the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (CAOAC) and the Federation of American Aquarium Societies (FAAS).
The world has changed since Tank Talk was introduced, and the Durham Region Aquarium Society has adapted. Tank Talk itself became a fully electronic publication in 2009, and we have an active Facebook page. But Tank Talk has been and always will be one of the main vehicles for DRAS to improve the aquarium hobby through the sharing of knowledge.
If you have an experience you would like to share, be it the breeding of a species of fish, the propagation of aquatic plants, tips for do-it-yourself projects, experience with equipment or general observations about the aquarium hobby, please contact the Tank Talk editor... and we look forward to reading your article!